What’s 12″ long, consumes up to 10 amps of 5-volt power, and is without equal in Macintosh history? If you were thinking the World’s Noisiest Hard Drive, you’re close, but the real answer is the amazing Radius Rocket series of NuBus cards.
Mac OS 8 introduced several modern features while still supporting Quadras and 68040-based PowerBooks and Performas.
The choice of System software for a 68k Mac* is not so simple as deciding what software to run on a modern computer. While it’s very difficult to ignore the hum of newer, faster, better in the modern computing world, the vintage Mac user really has the option to choose.
System 7.5 and Mac OS 7.6 introduced many new features and greater modernity while staying within reach of most early Macintosh models.
The early versions of System 7 provide broader capability for modern tasks than System 6 while still being practical for even the lowliest Macs.
Ding! Welcome to Macintosh. Whirr whirr whirr. A scant few seconds later, you’re clicking on Microsoft Word 5.1a and beginning to type.
Here at Restorations HQ, we really like System 7.5.5. It has the right balance of vintage feel, hardware compatibility, and modern data exchange capabilities. It runs on almost everything* from the Mac Plus to the Power Mac 9500/180MP, a range that includes most of the models we’re interested in – and it’s free.
With these patches and tips, you’ll never again need to use an unreliable, inconvenient third-party hard disk driver to format a hard drive for your Mac.
2007: One of the biggest hassles of the vintage Macintosh hobby is loading software onto your first older Mac. To get that vintage Mac up-and-running, you need to be able to write downloaded software onto disks that an older Mac can read. And that’s what we’ll talk about: Free tools for writing Mac floppy disks […]
2006: One common recommendation for the use of System 6 is word processing and creative writing. I’ve tested three System 6 machines against a typical modern computer – and the results may surprise you!
2006: Classic Mac audio software: Free and low-cost ways for vintage and classic Macs to perform in the studio.
One of the most widely used and well known Macintosh upgrades of the 680×0 era is the venerable DayStar Digital Turbo 040. Later versions of this card have 128 KB onboard cache memory, while older ones have a socket to accept a cache upgrade. 25, 33, and 40 MHz versions were created, and the slower […]